Above, you see Phil, (the tall feller) and his best man on the morning of his wedding at Matfen Hall.
meanwhile, Amy is having makeup applied.
I wander about the room, locating good natured children and pretty bridesmaids
and strange bouquets made from musical paper . .
The older bridesmaids (not that much older of course)
give the little bridesmaids a whirl.
Phil discusses the order of the day with the registrar, then hops outside for a picture with his friends.
Much merriment and mayhem occurs,
little girls descend a very big staircase
(it’s a very big staircase if you’re a very little girl).
The grown ups descend the staircase at Matfen Hall,
then a wedding happens.
The wedding party were absolutely lovely people,
a bunch of fun loving bridesmaids,
constantly smiling and generally making the mood one of fun and laughter.
We nab a couple of pictures of Amy and Phil before the sun goes down
this is a winter wedding, so, not much sunlight,
as in . . . if it’s sunny – it isn’t going to be sunny for long
because sunsets are early in winter.
Black ostrich feathers and movie star portraits adorn the tables.
Little girl plays with bubbles . . .
The pictures above are simply documentary images – showing conversations,
wedding speeches, things happening in real life,
Ooh, and there were sparklers,
sparklers are good for writing things in the air . . . in this case . . . LOVE
and they’re also good for generally mucking about and having a good time with.
here’s a link to another winter wedding at Matfen
photographed a couple of years ago
because all weddings are different,
even if it’s the same venue – the people are different . . .
ooh – and here’s a link to Matfen Hall’s website